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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

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MBA Promotions

Not ready to leave Bloomsburg yet?

There’s no need to leave! Stay right here in Bloomsburg to further your critical thinking, independence, and education within the business field. Whether it is in accounting, business administration, business education, any of it could be yours.

Along with the business programs Bloomsburg University offers 18 master’s level programs with currently 600 students enrolled.

Join us for an information session on the MBA program. Come to Centennial Hall 201 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. to find out more information about staying here in Bloomsburg and furthering your education.

A student’s perspective

Zac Edwards

Five questions with Zac Edwards, currently enrolled in the Master of Accountancy program.

  • What is it for? — The program is designed for recent graduates who are looking to meet the 150 credit hour requirement to receive the CPA license.
  • How did you find out about the master’s program? —: I had been talking with my auditing professor Mike Shapeero about the best routes to take after graduation particularly in relation to the CPA exam.
  • What was most appealing about BU's program? — The two things that I though did best was the relatively short time it takes to receive your masters (1 year). Also the heavy focus on prep for all four sections of the CPA exam.
  • How long have you been in the program? — I finished up my last requirements for my undergraduate accounting degree this summer, so I was able to start the program this fall.
  • What are your thoughts so far? — I really like how the program is focused on preparing graduate level students for situations and problems that they are likely to face in public accounting.
  • Did you always want to go for your master's? — I didn’t know I would have any interest in the program until my last undergraduate semester when I sat down with one my trusted professors and discussed my options. That is one of the big benefits of the programs here at Bloomsburg University is that you have easy access to both professors at the graduate level and those involved in the acceptance process.

Audiology opening its doors

Audiology Rotational Chair

Get an up-close look at Bloomsburg University’s Doctorate of Audiology program on Friday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Centennial Hall 338. A meet-and-greet will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch will be provided for open house guests.

The open house is an opportunity for future doctorate students to learn about BU’s highly regarded audiology program by touring the on-campus facility, meeting faculty and staff, current students and program alumni, as well as learn details about the application process.

In addition, there will be presentations for IONM, clinical practice, balance and cochlear implant. RSVP to GayAnne Spezialetti by Friday, Oct. 17, at gspezial@bloomu.edu or by calling 570-389-5381.

Upcoming Campus Speakers

    Jeff E. Long

  • ICS Great War Centennial Series presents Jeff Long, “Japan in World War I and at Versailles: Becoming World Citizens,” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Centennial Hall 218. Long will discuss the background to Japan's participation in the Great War, the war in Asia, and Japan's role in the Versailles Peace Treaty negotiation process. He also will show film clips that focus on Japan's efforts towards inclusion of a Racial Equality Clause in the League of Nations Charter. Long earned his doctorate degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where his studies focused on militarism and literature during Japan’s early Shōwa years, 1926-1937. His translation of Hayashi Fusao’s short story, “Apples,” will appear in “For Dignity, Justice and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature.”
  • BU's Fall Faculty Lecture Series presents Michael Shepard, professor of environmental, geographical and geological sciences, “Scientific History,” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at Kuster Auditorium, 108 Hartline
  • Luke Peterson

  • Luke Peterson, visiting professor of contemporary international issues at the University of Pittsburgh, will present “Palestine-Israel in the 21st Century: Ending Endless War” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in MCHS 1303. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of History, his talk is open free to the public. Peterson will focus on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the future of the peace process in the region. The recent events in the Gaza Strip postponed any initiatives, at least for the moment, to continue negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Peterson will present his perspectives on the possibility and potential efficacy of the implementation of the Two-State solution versus the One-State solution. He will also entertain future political, civil, and social scenarios in Israel and Palestine.
  • ICS Faculty Lecture Series presents Vera Viditz-Ward, professor of art and art history, photographer and historian of photography, “The Great War and Photography,” on Thursday Nov. 13, 7 p.m., at Centennial Hall 218
  • ICS Faculty Lecture Series presents Michael C. Hickey, professor of history, “Russia and its Jews in the Great War,” on Monday, Nov.17, 7 p.m., at Centennial Hall 218
  • BU's Fall Faculty Lecture Series presents Barbara Wilson, Associate Professor of Exceptionalities, “Pre-K Reading is More Than Pictures,” on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., at Kuster Auditorium, 108 Hartline
  • BU's Fall Faculty Lecture Series presents Victoria Geyfman, associate professor of Finance, “The Benefits of Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis,” (invite only), at The Benner-Hudock Center for Financial Analysis in Sutliff Hall

Dare you do the Haunted Husky Hollow?

Haunted Husky Hollow

Bloomsburg University ushers in the Halloween celebration with BU’s Haunted Husky Hollow on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Quest Teambuilding Woods on Upper Campus. It is free and open to the public. This year marks the fifth Haunted Husky Hollow. BU students and members of the community will go on guided walks through the Halloween-themed woods with tours departing every 10 minutes. All those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free hot apple cider, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot dogs and pizza will be served both nights. Haunted Husky Hollow will benefit UNICEF’s Trick or Treat fundraiser by accepting donations during the event. Haunted Husky Hollow is sponsored by Developing Ambitious Student Leaders (DASL), the Center for Leadership and Engagement, Residence Life and student groups including the American Marketing Association, athletics, Enactus, French Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the Honors Program, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and Tau Beta Sigma.

Campus Announcements

Student affairs in your future? — There will be a College Student Affairs (CSA) table inside the Student Services Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, and Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will invite undergraduate students to come and learn more about BU's Master in School Counseling and College Student Affairs (M.Ed.) program.

Icona Pop Ticket Refunds — in the Student Activities Office, 350 KUB, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. You must have a ticket in order to get a refund. Please stop in for your refund by Friday, Nov. 7. Those who paid by credit card will receive a credit back to their card and must have their receipt or copy of their statement with the charge on it. For more information, call 570-389-4346.

Essay Contest — for Parents and Family Weekend, Oct. 24 to 26, about “Why My Mom, Dad and/or Guardian Should be the Parent(s) of the Day." Return essays to the Student Activities Office, KUB 350. Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 21, by 4 p.m. Include your name, address, phone number and email. Submit to ststudac@bloomu.edu.

Campus Announcements

Guardians of the Galaxy — showing at 7 and 9:30 p.m on Wednesday, Oct. 22, Friday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 and at noon, 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 in the KUB Hideaway. Free admission with a BU ID and paid fall '14 Community Activity fee, all others $1.

Audiology Open House — Friday, Oct. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Learn more about the Audiology doctoral program, lunch is provided. RSVP to 570-389-5381.

Parent’ and Family Weekend Bingo — Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the KUB Multipurpose A and B. 25 ¢ per card for BU students and family members, get up to 6! $350 in cash prizes and free refreshments.

The Amazing Kreskin — Friday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom. Free for BU students and family members, $3 for others.

Casino Night and Karaoke Bar — Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Kehr Ballroom. Students and family members receive $2500 in play money. Enter you winnings in the drawings for prizes!

Your Career Starts Here — Tuesday, Oct. 28 Warren Student Services Center from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Job Gateway Stations from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. At 3 p. m. Secretary Julia Hearthway of the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry will present “What Employers Want” in the Kehr Union Multicultural Center.

Campus Child Center — is currently enrolling children for the Spring 2015 semester. For more information please contact Judy Coleman Brinich, director, at jcoleman@bloomu.edu.

Halloween in Salem/Boston — on this overnight bus trip from Friday, Oct. 31, to Saturday, Nov. 1. Salem, “The Witch City,” will have plenty of Halloween events. Cost, as low as $110, includes two-way coach bus transportation, one night of lodging near Boston and an optional trip into Salem. You’re responsible for securing your own roommates.

Winter College Scheduling — begins Monday, Nov. 3. Winter College will run Dec. 15 to Jan. 16 this year. Students can schedule up to 7 credits from among 19 online and 20 face-to-face courses. For a complete list of courses click on Search outside of ISIS (Quick and Easy) under Course Scheduling. Contact Karen Murtin at 570-389-4824 or at kmurtin@bloomu.edu for more information.

New York City Bus Trip — Saturday, Nov. 8, departs the Hospital Lot at 7 a.m. and departs NYC at 8 p.m. Sign up in the Student Activities Office, KUB 350.

Confer Radio Scholarships Scholarship

Kerby Confer

BU's Department of Mass Communications is currently accepting applications for the Confer Radio Scholarships. Up to five annual scholarships with a value of $1,000. Applicants must be a junior and/or senior student in good academic standing and interested in pursing a career in radio.

Preference given to student(s) who attended the Confer Radio Talent Institute, completed an internship at a radio station or actively involved with the Bloomsburg University Radio Station. Also, preference given to student(s) who demonstrate financial need. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply.

The application package includes:

  • resume
  • an essay of maximum 500 words to describe the student’s interest in pursuing a career in radio
    • The complete application package should be prepared as one PDF file and must be submitted electronically to David Magolis, associate professor of mass communications, at dmagolis@bloomu.edu Application deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 pm.

      Bloomsburg to Texas, where will Professional U take you?

      Husky Connection

      When I made the decision to move to Austin, Texas, a lot of people rolled their eyes, some laughed, gave sincere well wishes and some people told me I was crazy. “Do you have family there? Do you have a job lined up?” They asked.

      The answer to both questions was “no.”

      However, if Bloomsburg University and the Husky Ambassadors taught me anything it was that our alumni bleed Maroon and Gold long after they graduate. I contacted the Alumni Association and found there were a number of alumni living in Austin. I wanted to pick their brains, to create a network.

      Encouraged by a number of BU grads, I realized I could make the transition to Austin. Although I am now 1,500 miles away from Husky territory, the BU connection has remained a strong presence in my life. I urge you to take advantage of it no matter where life leads you.

      — Sarie Tocket ‘13

      Professional U Career Connections

      • NEPA: Student-Alumni Networking Reception — Friday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m. Cocktail reception Recommended for Juniors and Seniors. Cash bar (Must be 21 to be served) Business attire required. Space is limited - RSVP required!

      BU welcomes first director of STEM Education Center

      Kimberly Lazar Bolig

      As director, Kimberly Lazar Bolig is responsible for the implementation, design, organization and coordination of all activities for the STEM Education Center, including program development for regional high school students and working with faculty and businesses on STEM initiatives and promotion. She collaborates with teachers, counselors and administrators to ensure the continued success of the STEM program and its initiatives, serves as an adviser to the 23 high school juniors and 15 high school seniors currently enrolled in the STEM Magnet Program and promotes STEM initiatives at career and high school events.

      Bolig has worked in academic affairs and student affairs in higher education for the past 30 years and has experience working with grant-funded programs. For nearly 16 years, Bolig served in a number of capacities related to student success at Pennsylvania College of Technology, including both assistant director and director of Academic Support Services and the Academic Success Center. A resident of Winfield, Bolig earned a bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College, Williamsport; master’s degree from Bucknell University, Lewisburg; and doctoral degree from Capella University, Minneapolis.

      BU’s STEM program works with local school districts to prepare students in kindergarten through 12th grade for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

      Camp HERO family pays special visit to SLED meeting

      SLED Meeting

      SLED (Students Linked to the Education of the Deaf) promotes professional development by having guest speakers come to challenge our students. This month’s special speakers were the Walter family. Three of their five children attended Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One) in July 2014. Annabelle and Ally were returning campers, whereas Austin was able to go for the first time.

      The children, as well as their parents, shared their perspective on the the camp. Mr. and Mrs. Walter also shared with BU students insights into raising their children all with varying degrees of hearing and various language needs.

      SLED also exists to raise funds to provide camperships to deaf or hard-of-hearing children who might not otherwise be able to attend Camp HERO, which takes place at Camp Victory in Millville during the last week in July each year. The campership monies are distributed by the Camp HERO Board of Directors on an as needed basis to families applying for camperships and submitting the required documentation.

      During the meeting, SLED presented a $1,100 check to Jodie Ackerman, camp director, which was a highlight to have campers there while we made the presentation. SLED meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in Navy Hall 207. Meetings are open to students of all majors.

      Who's Who Among ... You?

      Who's Who Among Students

      Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014-15 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Students who have completed 80 credits and have a minimum of 2.75 QPA are eligible. Selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and service qualities. Nomination forms, an information flyer as well as the list of eligible students can be found below.

      Deadline for nominations is Friday, Nov. 7. Feel free to contact Donald W. Young, dean of students, with any questions or concerns at 570-389-4734.

      Nominations for Ali-Zaidi Award


      BU deans, department chairs and faculty are invited to nominate an outstanding senior for the annual Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, sponsored by Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Foundation. Ali-Zaidi, a charter member of the State System’s Board of Governors, established the award to inspire and honor System students who excel in the pursuit of knowledge. The 2015 award recipient will receive a medallion and $1,000; two semi-finalists will receive $500. Bloomsburg University has had two finalists for the award in the past several years.

      You may nominate a senior no later than Friday, Nov. 7. The nomination packet must contain:

      • An essay written by the nominee, addressing how the university prepared him or her for the next career step and what that next step will be. The essay should not exceed two double-spaced pages, using 12 point type.
      • The nominee’s latest transcript (a copy is acceptable)
      • The nominee’s vita or resume
      • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from university faculty
      • The letters should provide specific details that offer insight into the nominee’s outstanding qualities including, but not limited to, information on the student’s research and co-curricular activities outside of the classroom

      Nominations will be evaluated on: the quality of the nominee’s essay, outstanding performance in the academic major and other areas of study, current GPA, awards, publications, etc., recognition of scholarship by members of the university faculty, participation in extra/co-curricular activities during undergraduate years and involvement in student or community organizations and leadership positions held.

      President David Soltz will select one nominated senior as the university’s representative and write a nomination letter to the State System selection committee. The award recipient and semi-finalists will be honored at their universities’ commencement ceremonies. To nominate an outstanding senior, contact Jessica Beaver, Office of Planning and Assessment, 2203 McCormick Human Services Center, jbeaver@bloomu.edu, no later than Friday, Nov. 7, at 4 p.m.